Thursday, June 9, 2011

Operation Write Home Mid Week Challenge - Thanksgiving (For Waltzingmouse CASE Challenge Scroll Down)

Operation Write Home mid-week challenge was a Thanksgiving Card.  I'm new to OWH and have found it a litte difficult to keep my card size down - I'm used to a 6x6 or 5x7 card - but I am getting the hang of it!!  The second most difficult thing for me is the "no glitter" policy.  I am working around that by using paper with shimmer (like the red and gold solid paper) and foil accents (like the K&Co. leaf pattern paper in the background).  I'm still working on keeping things "low profile".  I wanted to put a bow on top, but cut back to a gold snap to keep my card flatter.

I have also set a goal to try to use material I already have on hand.  I know so many of us are "collectors" of beautiful paper, stamps and embellishments, and a new project is always a great excuse to go and buy more, but I'm really trying to be more frugal these days.  That explains the "snap" I used - if you don't have any of these in your old stash of supplies a  brad will do just as well.
Although I admit it was a little off at first to be thinking fall and Thanksgiving at the beginning of summer, it is a good way to "jump start" your holiday cards.  Fall will be here before you know it - it is nice to have a little inspiration and see what everybody is up to early this year!  I hope you like my card!

Products Used:
Patterned Paper:  K&Co.
Stamps:  Autumn Harvest by TPC Studio
Dots by Studio G
Die Cuts:  Tag:  Cuttlebug  Classic Ovals: Spellbinders
Embossing Plate:  Sizzix Lovely Flourish Textures
Ink:  Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Scattered Straw  Momento:  Potter's Clay
Ribbon:  Harvest Home Collection Michaels Stores


Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a beautiful card Jeanne, I love the colors and layout! I can understand re thinking your card sizing for OWH. Mine used to be bigger too and I went back to the A2 size. Send along a matching envelope with your larger sized cards for OWH and you're set.

Thanks for playing in our Thanksgiving challenge at Operation Write Home this week!

Jennifer said...

Lovely card!!! I too am trying to use my stash. We just moved to Okinawa, Japan so it is making it easier. No craft store that I know of around the corner :)

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Jeanne, welcome again to OWH! Your card is so beautiful! The acorn medallion is amazing. Your card glows with autumn warmth! Great job.

Paula S. said...

What a bold, beautiful card this is! Perfect for the Thanksgiving OWH challenge.

Jen M said...

Welcome to owh and fab card! Lovely work!

Unknown said...

Love the colors and tones and the acorn stamp with dots. Beautiful.

Mona Pendleton said...

Awesome fall card Jeanne! Love the beautiful fall colors!